This post is part of “The Undistracted Christian Guide To Dieting To Serve God”, A Blog Series.
*Note: Last Friday, I had a guest post over at Tentblogger that you may find useful - The Blogger Diet: 10 Tips To Have A Healthy Blogging Body
Up to this point, I’ve talked mostly about the wonderful ways that we can diet in order to serve God.
Before I go any further in the series, I want to let you know about some dieting strategies that do not work and should be avoided at all costs.
Diets Worth Avoiding
The Starvation Diet
Let me be very clear here, there is a big difference between fasting and starving yourself. I discussed last week how fasting is for spiritual purposes and not for weight loss purposes and there’s good reason for this: It’s not a healthy way to lose weight.
First of all, when you start going without food, your body reacts by saving as much energy as possible. You want your body to release energy to lose weight. You also want nutrients entering your body so that you’re nice and healty.
You need to eat calories. Don’t starve yourself. I suggest eating at least 1200 calories, probably more.
The Crash Diet
There are a lot of diets that will work, but if you’re only doing it for two weeks and then going back to your normal routine, do you really think that the weight is going to stay off?
If you can’t stick to a diet, then that diet is not for you.
I highly recommend choosing a diet that you are going to be able to stick to, something that is nutritious and that you will enjoy.
Find something that is healthy with food that enjoy and stick to that.
The Cheating Diet
The idea behind this is that one meal a week or one meal a day you get to eat whatever you want.
All those things that you want to eat? Go for it, right?
In other words, all that hard work you put in all week to have a healthy diet, throw it out the window by doing something completely opposite of what you want to do.
If you want to do something for the Lord, do it all the way.
The Selfish Diet
This series is based on the idea that it is possible to serve the Lord with our diet, with what we eat.
This advice is only for Christians.
If you’re doing it just for yourself, then you aren’t dying to yourself.
What kind of diet are you on and why are you doing it?
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